General

General

Apr 2015 - Feb 2021
Sermons in this series
8:30am, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Passage: Luke 1:26-38
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 2 secs
“May it be to me according to what you have said!” When Mary received the news and the promise that she would carry and give birth to Jesus, God’s Son, she was initially perplexed and wondered how this could be. What an announcement to receive! No wonder she was perplexed! But Mary hears the words of promise from God’s messenger and receives them in faith. “May it be as you have said.” Mary sits in faith with her vulnerability and trusts in the promise of God. God provides us with faith to do the same. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/OHqXbMyeE8Q [Prerecorded music - Advent 4])
10:30am, Sunday, December 13, 2020
Passage: Isaiah 61:1
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 29 secs
"Advent Joy." Avent reminds us of what we have to be joyful about - what we have in Christ and what we are able to share with others. Scripture time and time again tells us the people of God are to rejoice. Where does your joy come from? What joy is reliable and lasting, even in tough times? The joy of the Lord! (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/nA7lkVLBiu8 [Prerecorded music - Advent 3])
10:30am, Sunday, December 6, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 25 secs
John the Baptist's call to people to prepare the way of the Lord is an ancient call to Israel in captivity, and a present-day call to us. It's a call to daily receive the grace-filled rescue of God for us in our lives, to rejoice in God;s grace for us, and to go with the same loving call for people in our lives and our neighbourhoods, that as Christmas approaches, the God of grace comes for them. "Prepare the way of the Lord!" (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/_RMtAGiWykQ) [Prerecorded music - Advent 2)
10:30am, Sunday, November 29, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 30 secs
As we anticipate Christmas, we prepare not only our homes but our hearts to celebrate God's care. He appeared in the flesh in his first Advent, and we look forward with sure hope for his return - but 'How long?' we pray. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Pg-oHWdmRuM) [Prerecorded music - Advent 1]
10:30am, Sunday, November 22, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 54 secs
St Paul makes a bold statement that God has put everything under Christ's feet and made him head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. It's a big call, and, wonderfully, God acts in and through his people to lovingly rule. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/R7JTGh6E3XE) [Prerecorded music - Last Sunday of the Church Year]
10:30am, Sunday, November 15, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 13 secs
Today, Jesus tells of an encouraging master who wants his servants to share his joy and happiness. He gives them talents to use, and through good planning and appropriate risk-taking, that is what two of the servants do, and they receive the benefits. However, there is a warning for those who don't use the gift wisely, and don't take the appropriate risks to server others. How will we use the talents given to us? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Pm2gY62wp6k) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 24]
10:30am, Sunday, November 8, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 57 secs
Jesus' parable of the five wise and five foolish bridesmaids teaches us to be prepared, especially when the wait is a long one. In the story, the bridesmaids needed oil for their lamps; but what is it we need as we go through the time of waiting? What is our "oil", and how does God provide for us? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Rplj7X55wc4) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 23]
8:30am, Sunday, November 1, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 18 secs
Today is All Saints Day. We remember with gratitude the live of all those in whose footsteps we walk, especially those who showed us the face of God in their lives and actions. And we hear what the apostle John received as a vision for the churches, and what message this still carries for us today. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/ZNxbwKMFWuY) [Prerecorded music - All Saints]
8:30am, Sunday, October 25, 2020
Passage: John 8:31-32
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 57 secs
Reformation Day commemorates the rediscovery that salvation is a free gift. The Scriptures teach that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ, not by works or self-righteousness. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/6vTktZkQw8U) [Prerecorded music - Reformation]
8:30am, Sunday, October 18, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 24 secs
Paul encourages the congregation at Thessalonica to continue to be imitators of Christ and of Christian leaders, so that they may continue to becomes examples for others. It's no different for us today. We are also called to imitate Christ, and the people he gives to us as Christian leaders, mentors, and coaches, so that we can become examples for others. This is intergenerational Christian living. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/1XKIKtsk2Ao) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 20]